Three Chiefs players have expressed unhappiness in Kansas City this offseason, and two didn’t show up for Saturday’s first minicamp practice, the Kansas City Star reports.
Unfortunately for the Chiefs, both of the no-show players were the team’s only Pro Bowlers last season.
Guard Brian Waters and TE Tony Gonzalez did not attend practice, according to The Star, but RB Larry Johnson did. All three players have asked for a trade or implied that they want the team to deal them, although Gonzalez has seemed non-committal and Johnson recently softened his stance after losing an arbitration ruling over guaranteed money.
According to The Star, Brad Cottam, a rookie in 2008, played in place of Gonzalez, and seven-year pro Wade Smith replaced Waters at left guard.
One player the Chiefs didn’t have to worry about showing up to Saturday’s practice was new QB Matt Cassel. He spoke to the media and seemed excited about being in Kansas City.